How to make Stiffness analysis for complex joints efficiently

IDEA StatiCa Connection could check the rotational stiffness of members in joint. How to do it with a complex joints efficiently? Managing project items will help a lot.

First, let’s design a model of your complex joint and optimize that. Now we can create a Copy of your joint.


And switch the type of analysis to ST (Stiffness analysis).


Now we need to set the analysed member by Set analysed command in the orange stripe above the property window for the member. Calculate the analysis and explore the results.


If necessary, we can create another Copy of your joint and set a different member to analyze.

You can proceed to another member after copying of the item. You will have one file with multiple analysis stored in a few minutes.


Related links:

IDEA StatiCa Connection Tutorial – Stiffness analysis

IDEA StatiCa Webinar – Stiffness analysis workflow in real practice

IDEA StatiCa Webinar – Tips for stiffness analysis